The WILEF Tribune

Reed Smith today announced that the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has again ranked the firm “Gold Standard Certified” for 2018, recognizing Reed Smith's longstanding commitment to women’s career advancement, diversity and inclusion.

Gold Standard Certification means that the firm satisfies both the mandatory criterion that:

20% of equity partners or, alternatively, 33% of the attorneys becoming equity partners, during the past 12 months are women;

and at least three of the following five criteria:

  • 15% of firm and U.S. branch office heads are women
  • 20% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women
  • 20% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women
  • 15% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women
  • 7% of women equity partners are women of color, or 3.5% of women equity partners are LGBT